This information has been taken of our manufacturers website as we thought it was full of some facts but with a little bit of light humour.
GETi is the UK's leading dedicated manufacturer of Black Zirconium and Titanium rings for both men and women.
Based in the Jewellery Quarter Birmingham, they have a small dedicated, complement of staff offering both a bespoke and standard range of rings.
“Titanium was first discovered in Cornwall by clergyman William Gregor in 1791 who, basically didn't know what it was until in 1795, Austrian chemist Martin Heinrich Klaproth identified it as a new element, gave it the number 22 and named it Titanium after the Greek Gods -
First trials of the rings, although basic, were good due to the high experience within the company in the field of precision engineering. Since then designs and quality have gone from strength to strength to make GETi the world leading brand of quality Titanium rings, both plain and inset with precious metals and diamonds.
Titanium is a naturally occurring element found in the Earths crust and other 'M' class planets. Some sources say Titanium is the sixth most abundant element others say the ninth. I don't really know how they can possibly work that out so all I can say is that there is a lot of it to dig up.
The process of producing Titanium is very technical and I did have plans to research it and write about it, but to be honest I didn't understand a lot of it so I've condensed the explanation somewhat by saying that they mine it, separate it from the surrounding elements which leaves a Titanium sponge-
Titanium is highly reactive and it is possible, under certain conditions, for it to spontaneously combust at high altitudes. Please do not be alarmed though if wearing a ring and travelling on a plane, the chances of you landing on the runway at your destination and resembling a sausage on a barbeque are very remote -
People aware of Titanium will know of its high tensile strength to weight ratio, but to the best of our knowledge Titanium rings will not float as a certain film featuring three angels and a man called Charles would have us believe.
Alloying Titanium with materials such as Aluminium and Vanadium produce a much higher tensile strength material -
Titanium has a very high corrosion resistance, this is due to the ability of the material to, when scratched or machined, form a protective oxidised surface almost instantaneously -
Uses for Titanium -
Please note that the information contained in this article has been researched from the internet and also contains snippets of our own opinions -
Excerpt taken from www.geti.cc Copyright © 2014 GETi.
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